Federal Republic of Nigeria – Top Ranking Nigeria Cities; Metro Population

The federal Republic of Nigeria is a republic in west Africa bordering Benin in the west, Chad and Cameroon in the east, and Niger in the north. Due to Economic Progress, People has cultivated a Rural to Urban Migration there by giving some part of the Cities a Much Population compared to other Parts. In this article, we will look at the Top Ranking Nigeria Cities and their metro Population.

As at 2015, Nigeria population was approximately 182.2 million people. If you look at the Metro Population of the first capital city of Nigeria and where it was Moved to, you will Note the Great difference between their Populations.

You will see that compare to the Recent Nigeria Capital City, That people tends to occupy the old Capital city Of Nigeria the most.

Read: The 6 Geopolitical Zones in Nigeria and their States

A Brief Look at the the Former and recent Nigeria Cities;

This was the first Capital city of Nigeria between 1960 and 1975 before it was Moved to Abuja. It has been a cited Zone by most Investors and Companies venturing into Africa due to the competitive business market in the continent is cited in Lagos. It as attained the Highest Population and it’s Population diverses in ethnicity due to local and global migration.

Lagos has about 21 million metro area residents.

  • Abuja

In terms of it’s population, Abuja which is currently the Capital City of Nigeria does not go Close to Lagos Metro Population. The Metro Area residents of Abuja is around 3 Million. Two cities comes between Lagos and Abuja; Which are Kano; with population boast of 3,550,000 residents and Ibadan; with population of around 3,160,000 people.

Top Ranking Nigeria Cities; Metro Population

RankTop Cities in NigeriaMetro Population
1Lagos21,000,000
2Kano3,550,000
3Ibadan3,160,000
4Abuja3,000,000
5Benin City1,147,188
6Ilorin908,490
7Jos873,943
8Kaduna760,084
9Enugu722,664
10Warri557,398

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